The FREE online health and safety training courses are now available.
There are two courses. Each course is four hours and covers several health and safety topics and child development.
Register for Health and Safety Training for Licensed Child Care Providers:
Description of Courses
Health and Safety Training for Licensed Child Care Providers Course 1 (4 hours):
- Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (including immunizations)
- Administration of Medication
- Prevention of and Response to Emergencies due to food and allergic reactions
- Child Development (birth to five)
Health and Safety Training for Licensed Child Care Providers Course 2 (4 hours):
- Building and Physical Premises Safety
- Prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome, Abusive Head Trauma, and Child Maltreatment
- Emergency Preparedness and Response Planning
- Handling and Storage of Hazardous Materials and the Appropriate Disposal of Bio-contaminants
- Precautions in Transporting Children
- Recognition and Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect
- Child Development (school age)
Q1: How much will the online trainings cost?
There is no cost. The online training modules will be FREE. Funding was made possible through the federal Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge Grant.
Q2: Where can I find the online trainings?
You can find these trainings
- Go to our Statewide Training Calendar.
- Click on the Keywords box. Type Health and Safety Training for Licensed Child Care Providers.
- Scroll down and click the blue Locate Events button.
Q3: Do I have to complete each course (all four hours) in one sitting?
If you leave the course before completing all content, make sure to close the module by clicking the blue X on the upper right-hand side of your screen, so that your progress is saved. Leaving the course open while away from your device may cause an interruption that will require you to restart from the beginning.
Q4: How will I document completion of these online trainings?
Evidence of completion will be recorded and stored on an individual’s learning record in MiRegistry.
Q5: Who needs to complete the required health and safety and child development trainings?
To meet the federal regulation, the following individuals will need to complete the trainings:
- Centers – License Designees, Program Directors, Lead Caregivers, and Caregivers
- Family and Group Homes – Licenses and Assistant Caregivers
Q6: When do these new trainings need to be completed?
Individuals currently working in one of the above roles, will need to complete or show evidence of prior completion of all required trainings by September 30, 2018.
Individuals hired after July 1, 2018 have up to three months from the date of hire to complete the required training for those trainings not already required by licensing to be completed prior to caring for children.
Q7: What about any trainings that are on this list that child care licensing requires prior to caring for children?
If a training is currently required prior to caring for children, then that training remains required prior to caring for children.
Q8: Will the online Health and Safety training cover Prevention of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and Use of Safe Sleep Practices?
No, this training will continue to be available on the licensing website and will not be part of the online training.
Q9: Will the online Health and Safety training include the required Pediatric First Aid and CPR?
No, Pediatric First Aid and CPR will not be part of the new online training modules. For a list of approved CPR and First Aid training organizations, visit: https://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-63294_5529_49572_49583-82382–,00.html. Pediatric CPR and First Aid courses can also be found on www.miregistry.org.
Q10: How many training hours are the free online courses?
Each course is four hours. If both courses are completed, a provider would receive eight hours of training.
Q11: Does a provider have to take the online training to meet the new training requirements?
No, a provider may seek alternative training to meet the requirements. Health and Safety and Child Development training is available from a variety of sources. At the state level, we are offering high quality, best practice training in an accessible format, free of charge, while supporting the use and functionality of the new Michigan Registry.
If alternative training is taken, a provider may submit evidence to the Michigan Registry to be added to his or her learning record. To maintain a learning record in the registry, a provider will first need to create an account and set up his/her profile in the Michigan Registry at www.miregistry.org. There is no cost to have a MiRegistry account. A provider may also maintain paper copies of certificates for licensing review.